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Alvaro Morata joined Chelsea last summer and had a quick adaptation in England, scoring 6 goals in 6 Premier League games, but former Blues striker Fernando Torres revealed he was ready to help him

Torres didn’t make a great impact at Chelsea– not fulfilling all the expectations after his £ 60m record signing in 2011 – but he remained in the hear of many Blues fans and the Atletico forward has got a special feeling for Chelsea as well.

This is why he revealed that he was ready to help Morata in his first months at Stamford Bridge:

“I spoke with him (Morata) before he joined Chelsea and told him I would be always on the phone if he needed any advice or if I could help him,” Torres claimed today before the Champions League clash between the two teams.

“Looking at the start he has made it doesn’t look like he needs any advice at all, already he is playing well and scoring goals.

“Chelsea have one of the best strikers in Europe and I am sure he is going to win trophies with them.”

 

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Former Chelsea player Fernando Torres suffered a horrific head injury last night in La Liga game between Deportivo La Coruna and Atletico Madrid.

A lot of managers, players and former team-mates post a message encouraging the Spanish forward and among them also Cesc Fabregas.

The Blues midfielder published a picture of him and Torres after winning Euro 2012. The Atletico Madrid player is lifting the trophy, while a smiling Fabregas is wearing a T-shirt which lists the name of the Spanish players who had died in the previous years.

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Atletico Madrid star Fernando Torres wanted to reassure his fans posting this message on his official Twitter account last night.

The Spaniard suffered a scaring injury fainting onto the pitch unconscious.

An official statement from the La Liga club read: “Torres had to be rushed in an ambulance after being stabilised according to the usual protocol. He is stable and conscious, he’ll spend the night in hospital and undergo more tests tomorrow.” 

Atletico Madrid manager Diego Pablo Simeone said after the game: “It wasn’t a good movement, but situations like this unfortunately can happen in the game. We hope the best for Torres.” 

Also Chelsea target Antoine Griezmann, who scored Atletico Madrid’s equalizer against Deportivo La Coruna, added: “Everybody was speechless in the dressing room because of what happened”.

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Ex Chelsea striker Fernando Torres scared everyone witnessing Deportivo La Coruña v Atletico Madrid when he fainted onto the pitch after a tremendous clash with Depor player Bergantiños.

His team-mates rushed just after the incident to pull his tongue out of his throat to avoid asphyxiation, only moments before Atleti’s medical staff intervened to understand what was going on.

The ex Blues forward was still unconscious when he was carried to the closest La Coruña hospital to undergo further medical tests and re-gained his senses while there.

A first official statement from Atletico stated that he suffered concussion and a whiplash injury and will be supervised for at least 24 hours at the hospital.

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Speaking to FourFourTwo ex Manchester United defender Nemanja Vidic revealed who was the “worst” rival he met in his career: Didier Drogba

He was asked to compare him to another striker that Chelsea fans ( and not only them) know really well: Fernando Torres.

Drogba was tougher. Torres always created a chance to score, but Drogba was on you for the full game. People say: ‘You had a difficult game against Torres’, but it was just the one game.

Reminding a Torres goal in a 4-1 defeat at Anfield when El Niño was playing for Liverpool, he said:

“I went to head the ball but changed my mind and tried to pass to Edwin [van der Sar]. I misjudged the distance and Torres scored.

“Drogba was physically the hardest; [Luis] Suarez and [Sergio] Aguero were the best. Drogba would be even better if he didn’t get so many injuries. They were the top three I played against.”

 

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Speaking before the Champions League final in Milan with Atletico Madrid ex Chelsea striker Fernando Torres, that won the trophy with the Blues in 2012, said:

I won many important trophies with Chelsea and with the Spanish national team: I enjoyed those victories but for sure this is going to be the most special match in my career since Atletico has been the [most important] club of my life. Tomorrow will be the game of my life without any doubt and I have the chance to fulfil my childhood dream.”

Atletico will face Real Madrid in San Siro tomorrow night, in the replay of the final they played two years ago in Lisbon, that the Blancos won for 4-1 at extra time, after Sergio Ramos equalised Godin’s goal in the injury time: Chelsea players Thibaut Courtois and Diego Costa took part to that final too.

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Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho claims that his controversial striker Diego Costa will definitely not leave the club in the near future.

The Portuguese coach was asked about Costa’s quotes from the 0-2 victory over Porto, when he said that he might one day return to his former club Atletico Madrid. However, Chelsea manager immediately cleared all the speculations.

Mourinho told Chelsea’s official website:

”He said that in football you never know. Filipe Luis was one example, you could say also Fernando Torres is another example.”

”Atleti is a great club, Madrid is a great city, La Liga is a very good league so why should a player who is 27 years old not think that in football it is possible to be back. I don’t see that as a problem.”

Asked about his favourite, pre-match pre-match rituals, the Special One said:

”I like to be in my office at Stamford Bridge, watching a movie on my iPad,’ he said. ‘I am not in the dressing room, I am relaxed and waiting for the game. Last Wednesday I had my son there so no movie.”

”Sometimes the television is on. For example, we play at five o’clock and there is football before, I want to see other results. Sometimes I look at results in other countries. The players are warming up or in the dressing room, the assistants are taking care of the players, I have nothing to do in that period.”

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According to the Turkish newspaper Takvim, Galatasaray are keen on signing former Chelsea player Fernando Torres.

The paper claims, that Giant’s President Dursun Ozbek is unhappy with Galatasaray’s summer transfers and would like to add some valuable players to his team on winter.

Torres who is currently on a season-long loan with Atletico Madrid from AC Milan brought the attention of the Turkish giants. According to the Turkish sources, Galatasaray will make a bid for the player in January when his contract with Rossoneri expires.

Torres joined Chelsea in 2011 from Liverpool for an undisclosed fee reported to be £50 million, which that time set a new record for a British transfer and made him the sixth most expensive footballer in Premier League history. He spent four seasons at Stamford Bridge, where he made 110 appearances and scored 20 goals.

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Daily Mail’s journalist Nick Harris has prepared a list of the worst transfers in the history of Chelsea.

1. Slobodan Rajkovic – £3.8m

He joined Chelsea in 2005 from OFK Belgrade. The Blues never acquired a work permit for him so he never made a debut at Chelsea.

2. Jiri Jarosik – £3m

Arrived to Chelsea from CSK Moscow. At the beginning Mourinho was satisfied with his performances,but then he signed Micheal Essien. So that Jarosik has been loaned to Birmingham before joining Celtic on permanent deal.

3. Mateja Kezman – £5.5m

He joined Chelsea in 2005 from PSV. In 2004 he was called Dutch Footballer of the Year as he scored 105 goals in 122 performances. But since he joined Chelsea scored only four goals.

4. Asier del Horno – £8m

The Spanish defender who spent only one season at Stamford Bridge. He made only 26 appearances for the Blues. He will be remember probably only because of the red-card received for a faul on Lionel Messi.

5. Khalid Boulahrouz – £9m

Joined Chelsea from Hamburg. From the very beginning of his stay at Stamford Bridge was non-stop injured.

6. Yuri Zhirkov – £18m

He was signed on a special request of Roman Abromovich but he failed to impress everybody.

7. Marko Marin – £7m

Joined Chelsea in 2012 from Werder Bremen. He made six league appearances in three years which means, that he cost more than £1m per each Chelsea league game.

8. Adrian Mutu – £15.8m

Joined Chelsea from Parma. He will be remember for a cocaine scandal and a drugs ban.

9. Juan Veron – £15m

Called rhe worst pound-for-pound purchase in the Abramovich era. He made seven appearances during his four years at Stamford Bridge.

10. Juan Cuadrado – £25m

Chelsea’s recent flop. Joined the Blues last summer from Fiorentina. He failed to make any real impact on the Premier League.

11. Andriy Shevchenko – £30m

12. Fernando Torres – £50m
After Angel di Maria, Torres remains the most expensive player ever bought by an English club. He scored 20 goals during his four year stay at Stamford Bridge.

 

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